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May 1999
Mountain Bike races are a natural fit for ski areas. Facilities and terrain are similar. Here's a look at how some areas have made the events a great promotion for raising public awareness of summer activities and increasing sunner-season profits.
November 1998
The gathering of 600 ex and current ski school instructors at Tremblant was a huge success for a few days in July owing to a gigantic pile of snow stashed in late April and insulated from the summer sun.
September 1998
Vail Trail's inquiring photog asked "What is a Funicular?" and got some funny responses; A summer sign leads chair riders to syat on for the return trip; El Nino strikes again: Weird weather news from Russia and Thailand via The Vail Trail; Mount Snow on The Moove: The resort signed on with Deerfield Transit (using Holstein-style paintjobs) to integrate its shuttles to connect with nearby villages; A Polish Joke: the Polish customs dept. tried to tax a load of snow from Austria bound for a winter festival; Overboard cartoon by Chip Dunham.
July 1998
Three ideas are presented, including: chair loading guides for summer guests; handy APU directions attached to the auxiliary engine on a laminated card; and a simple stop gate for off-ramps to prevent bent gates and replacing spring-loaded gates.
July 1998
This article looks at what resorts are doing to attract business during the summer season, The article discusses everything from BMX events to waterslides and from symphony concerts to paint ball from coast to coast.
May 1998
SIA Attempts to Force Trade Show Agreement; Ski Maine Hosts Fifth-Grade Passport Confab; Field of Bidders Narrows for Cannon, Mt. SUnapee; Resorts Gear Up for a Lift-Building Summer; Linde Named NSAA Director of Marketing; New Name, New Bucks to Transform N.J. Resort; Obits, People and Personnel; Restructuring and Relocation of Kassbohrer; Supplier News.
January 1998
An interview with Mason Dwinell, the 27-year-old Vermonter who purchased Bolton Valley, Vt., out of bankruptcy last summer.
November 1997
A firsthand account of how Mountain High Resort, Calif., ended a hectic summer by enduring a catastrophic forest fire.
September 1997
Building lifts by hand, adding vertical to mountaintops and scaling cliffs in amusement parks were just a few of the construction accomplishments this summer at Snowmass, Colo.; Shanty Creek, Mich.; Kirkwood, Calif.; Snow Valley, Ontario; Lake Compounce, Conn.; Snowbird, Utah and Steamboat, Colo.
July 1997
Big bucks and big earth-moving projects are in the works this summer. Projects featured include: Snow Valley, Calif.; Holiday Valley, N.Y.; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Mammoth Mountain, Calif.; Chestnut Mountain, Ill.; Camelback, Penn.
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